Hamish Lutris presents I am Become Death, Destroyer of Worlds

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October 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Lamb Room

The 20th Century has seen miracles of technology and theoretical science, and monstrosities as well. Atomic energy, DNA, Artificial intelligence, human cloning, LSD, Eugenics, plastics, computers… the list goes on and on. This presentation will take stock of the scientific currents of the 20th Century and how these have affected man’s outlook in the last 100 years. Included will be the First and Second World Wars, the atomic bomb, science fiction, the anti-scientific movements of the 20th Century, and current issues concerning science, such as the cloning of humans, hygienic issues like the overuse of hand sanitizer and antibiotics, declining water quality, extinction events, environmental decline, and the psychological effect of these issues on society.

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Hamish Lutris is an Associate Professor of History and Political Science at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. He has worked in some of America’s premier natural and historical sites, leading hiking and historical programs. He has also lectured extensively in the United States, Europe, and Canada, presenting programs on wide-ranging historical topics, including Native American history, the Civil War, Scientific History, Social and cultural history, World War I, World War II, and the American West.

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Date:
October 11
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Adult Programs
Phone:
203-594-5003
Email:
newsletter@newcanaanlibrary.org

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Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003